Aqua Inspiration for Our Farmhouse

Aqua room inspiration for a more colorful home

White, grey, greige. I love these colors and have them in my home, but they’re all I seem to see on Pinterest and in magazines anymore. White walls are especially linked with farmhouse style, but many old farmhouses were often places full of color and pattern. Victorian farmhouses like mine were often originally decorated with dark stained trim and patterned wallpaper. We discovered layers of patternedĀ wallpaper downstairs while the upstairs bedrooms were painted in shades of green, blue and pink.

I’m interested in bringing some color back into this happy home of ours and aqua is one of my favorite shades. This color looks great in both new houses and historic homes. In fact, the famed “haint blue” color of painted Victorian porch ceilings is generally a shade of aqua or light blue. Continue reading →

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Farmhouse Kitchen Snippets

A giant cast iron sink, wood floors, an adorable island, and beadboard all around. These are my dreams for our farmhouse kitchen, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t already pretty dang charming. Even with all of its quirks (like mismatched countertops on the same counter!), our kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in the house.

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Farmhouse Wildflower Garden

When planning our landscaping this past spring, I wasn’t really sure what to do with a small patch of land next to the brick patio on the side of our house. A wildflower garden sounded intriguing, so we decided to give it a shot. It was a fun experiment, especially since we mainly used bags of mixed wildflower seeds and each new type of flower that bloomed was a surprise.

A few favorites from our Farmhouse Wildflower Garden

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